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Blackbaud is Recognized with a 2022 Gold Stevie® Award for Ethics in Sales

Blackbaud has been recognized with a Gold Stevie® Award in the Ethics in Sales category in the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. This is the second Stevie Award for Blackbaud in 2022.  

Blackbaud serves the entire social good community with the mission of helping good take over the world. As a company focused on social good from day one, integrity and ethics are core to who we are and what we do. This includes our sales team and ensuring that our selling model is focused on helping customers achieve their missions and support causes that change the world. 

Ethical business practices, from sales through the entire customer lifecycle, are part of Blackbaud’s customer-centric approach to business. This award recognizes our sales organization’s dedication to being a trusted partner and delivering value that advances each customer’s mission. 

“I am thrilled and honored that our global sales and sales enablement group has been recognized in such an important category,” said John Linton, vice president of commercial sales and head of global sales enablement, Blackbaud. “Ethics, integrity, and building customer trust are core principles for our teams.  This award clearly shows Blackbaud’s commitment to a transparent sales experience with accurate information delivered throughout the process and a true concern for our customers’ needs to drive outcomes centered in social good.”  

Blackbaud’s sales approach places customer outcomes at the forefront of the selling motion. Our sales team’s commitment to delivering these mission-critical results is present in all areas of sales, including:  

  • Customer-Centered Training: 100% of our sales staff have participated in the Blackbaud Way training program that’s designed to foster a customer-centric approach across the company. 
  • Customer-Centered Sales Methods: By understanding a customer’s desired outcomes, the Blackbaud sales team can provide customers with the right solutions to drive impact, results and customer delight. 
  • Sharing Research and Insights: Blackbaud invests in customer awareness by offering industry-leading research, data and best practices to help customers increase their philanthropic impact. 
  • Giving Back: Our sales team is made up of passionate individuals who are dedicated to Blackbaud’s higher purpose of helping good take over. Our team members volunteer, serve on social good boards and committees, and get involved in their communities to drive social good in a variety of ways.  

The unified commitment to sell with integrity and deliver results to all customers ensures our sales team is equipped and empowered to deliver on values and provide true customer focused interactions. 

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at Winners will be recognized during a virtual awards ceremony on May 11.  

About The Stevie Awards 

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at